If The Post got a nickel every time the media were blamed for the rise of Donald Trump, it probably would have discovered the first workable business model for digital journalism.
Pundits love to make this claim — that the media’s obsessive coverage of the Trump campaign led to his unexpected party nomination and his continued participation in the race. And there certainly is an element of truth to the narrative: As Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) complained on MSNBC last month: “The media gave (Trump) $2 billion worth of free press. I mean, look, you guys have a lot of responsibility for this. You know it, too.”